FORCE BLUE is the only nonprofit organization in the world that provides long-term, mission-based therapy for former combat divers by retraining, retooling, and redeploying them on missions of conservation, preservation, and restoration. Through these efforts, we are creating a modern-day cadre of elite military veterans with the aptitude and ability to achieve great things for conservation, and the visibility to share it with the world. Our mission is to unite the Special Operations veterans community with the world of marine conservation for the betterment of both. Our core values are reflected in the term, "HEROES" - Humility, Excellence, Respect, Openness, Empathy, and Service before self.
Our partners include: One Percent for the Planet; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Oceana, the Ocean Conservancy; Coral Restoration Foundation; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; and the Turtle Hospital.
Force Blue's team of veterans have been deployed in response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma, for coral disease intervention, green sea turtle survey, and the Miami Super Bowl legacy reef.
Ongoing: 100 YARDS OF HOPE
100 Yards of Hope is a year-long coral reef restoration project, honoring the NFL’s 100th season and America’s military veterans, that will feature Force Blue veteran divers working alongside scientists from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to restore a football field-length stretch of coral reef in the waters off Key Biscayne, Florida.